Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2018

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28.09. | Abaton GR

Hayflower, Quiltshoe and The Rubens Brothers

Guests
Finland 2017 | 89 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Anna Dahlman
rated for 0 + years
The Kattilakoski family are going on holiday and it's not only the kids Hayflower and Quiltshoe who can't wait. The two whimsical village policemen …
28.09. | Passage 1

The Harvesters

Guests
South Africa, France, Greece, Poland 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Etienne Kallos
rated for 0 + years
A raw, atmospheric drama about masculinity in South Africa's "Bible Belt".South Africa. The central province of Free State is a bulwark of the white …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Tödliches Comeback

Guests
Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Hermine Huntgeburth
rated for 0 + years
A new variation on the theme of generational conflict: a conformist son vs his rebellious father. Martin Brambach with a brilliant performance as a …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 8

Mirai

Guests
Japan 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A four-year old escapes into a world of fantasy. Playful, visually impressive anime. Kun is a happy four-year old – up until the …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 2

We the Animals

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
rated for 0 + years
This dream-like coming-of-age drama based on Justin Torres‘ novel We The Animals won the Next Innovator Award at Sundance. Brothers Manny …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 2

One Step Behind the Seraphim

Guests
Romania 2017 | 147 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Daniel Sandu
rated for 0 + years
Based on real events, this Romanian box office hit tells of a teenager who gets caught up in the corrupt system in a seminary. 15-year old …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Vermisst in Berlin

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Sherry Hormann
rated for 0 + years
Abuse of those needing protection: Sherry Horman's tense thriller takes on a controversial topic. One evening, a child runs out in front of …
29.09. | Abaton GR

White Fang

Guests
France, Luxembourg, USA 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alexandre Espigares
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION White Fang is a courageous wolfdog growing up in the snowy Yukon. Native Americans take the dog in and train him to be a sled dog. But the …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 1

Flammable Children (Swinging Safari)

Guests
Australia 2017 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Stephan Elliott
rated for 0 + years
Three families, the sexual revolution and a rotting whale – this wild and wacky comedy starring Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue takes us back to 1970s …
29.09. | Abaton KL

Too Late to Die Young

Guests
Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dominga Sotomayor
rated for 0 + years
This subtle, atmospheric coming-of-age drama about a group of young people in a Chilean commune won the prize for best direction at Locarno.Chile in …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 2

A Coach's Daughter

Guests
Poland 2018 | 83 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lukasz Grzegorzek
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive road movie about an ambitious tennis coach and his teenage daughter who wants to make her own way in the world. It's a scorching hot …
29.09. | Studio

Nervous Translation

Guests
Philippines 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shireen Seno
rated for 0 + years
The world between globalized clan and doll's house, a playful portrait of a shy girl. Yael is often alone: her father works abroad, her mother …
29.09. | Abaton GR

M

Guests
France 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yolande Zauberman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Fearlessly, the film uncovers a web of child abuse in an ultra-orthodox community near Tel Aviv. M won the special jury prize at Locarno …
29.09. | Studio

I Remember the Crows

Guests
Brazil 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Vinagre
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In the darkness of the night, the transsexual actor Julia Katharine reflects on her search for love and identity. A sleepless night. …
30.09. | Abaton GR

The Peppercorns – the wonder kid and  the drop-out

Guests
Germany 2018 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Andrea Katzenberger, Daniel Drechsel-Grau
rated for 0 + years
THE PRODIGY Levin and the musical Wunderkind Kim Soo-Ri are kidnapped outside the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Kira and Nele search for them in …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 2

We the Animals

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
rated for 0 + years
This dream-like coming-of-age drama based on Justin Torres‘ novel We The Animals won the Next Innovator Award at Sundance. Brothers Manny …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Divorce for Beginners

Guests
Germany 2017 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Thorsten M. Schmidt
rated for 0 + years
A »war of roses« as a recipe against a boring marriage? Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel show us how in this screwball comedy. When the teasing …
30.09. | Passage 1

Shéhérazade

Guests
France 2018 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jean-Bernard Marlin
rated for 0 + years
A melodrama set in the slums of Marseille, a tough, gripping story. All the actors were amateurs, cast on the streets. Zachary is released from …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 2

The Wild Pear Tree

Guests
Turkey, France, Germany 2018 | 188 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
rated for 0 + years
The great Turkish storyteller Nuri Bilge Ceylan creates another fascinating mix of language and pictures. After finishing his studies, Sinan …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Fischer sucht Frau

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Sinan Akkus
rated for 0 + years
A city-dweller rediscovers his unloved birthplace. After a long absence, Alex (Sebastian Fräsdorf) visits his old home town of Stresund. He …
30.09. | Passage 1

The Tabacconist

Guests
Austria, Germany 2018 | 113 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nikolaus Leytner
rated for 0 + years
The film version of Robert Seethaler's eponymous best-seller is a moving, disturbing coming-of-age story. Austria 1937: 17-year old Franz Huchel …
30.09. | Metropolis

A Coach's Daughter

Guests
Poland 2018 | 83 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lukasz Grzegorzek
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive road movie about an ambitious tennis coach and his teenage daughter who wants to make her own way in the world. It's a scorching hot …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Peter's Odyssey

Guests
Russian Federation 2018 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Anna Kolchina, Alexey Kuzmin-Tarasov
rated for 0 + years
As every summer, 12-year old Peter is spending the holidays at his grandmother's outside Moscow. But the happy days with the country house, the trees …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Oh Gloria

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ingo Rasper
rated for 0 + years
Tragicomedy with Dagmar Manzel as the ordinary hero from an East German village, a very special cow and a disputed inheritance that could ruin …
01.10. | Passage 1

Flammable Children (Swinging Safari)

Guests
Australia 2017 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Stephan Elliott
rated for 0 + years
Three families, the sexual revolution and a rotting whale – this wild and wacky comedy starring Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue takes us back to 1970s …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Are you happy?

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Max Zähle
rated for 0 + years
The precisely observed psychological study of a marriage, its failure and a possible future. After 13 years together, Sonja (Laura Tonke) and …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Shéhérazade

Guests
France 2018 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jean-Bernard Marlin
rated for 0 + years
A melodrama set in the slums of Marseille, a tough, gripping story. All the actors were amateurs, cast on the streets. Zachary is released from …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Supa Modo

Guests
Germany, Kenya 2018 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Likarion Wainaina
rated for 0 + years
9-year old Jo's most fervent wish is to be a superheroine. She lives in a village in Kenya with her mother Kathryn and her sister Mwix and because …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Wildwitch

Guests
Denmark 2018 | 96 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Kaspar Munk
rated for 0 + years
12-year old Clara is a perfectly normal girl - until one day she is scratched by a black cat. She then discovers that she suddenly has a unique gift: …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 2

The Harvesters

Guests
South Africa, France, Greece, Poland 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Etienne Kallos
rated for 0 + years
A raw, atmospheric drama about masculinity in South Africa's "Bible Belt".South Africa. The central province of Free State is a bulwark of the white …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Mario

Guests
Switzerland 2018 | 119 Min. | OV
Director: Marcel Gisler
rated for 0 + years
Two professional footballers fall in love – the start of a tightrope walk between secrecy and gossip. The drama tackles a taboo subject with subtle …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Firecrackers

Guests
Canada 2018 | 93 Min. | OV
Director: Jasmin Mozaffari
rated for 0 + years
Out of the provinces, into the big city! A wild, impulsive drama about two girlfriends who make a break for freedom. Lou and Chantal are best …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Unschuldig (Teil I und II)

Guests
Germany 2018 | 180 Min. | OV
Director: Nicolai Rohde
rated for 0 + years
A man fights for his innocence and his children – a tense thriller with psychological depth. Alex Schwarz (Felix Klare) is released from …
02.10. | Abaton KL

Nervous Translation

Guests
Philippines 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shireen Seno
rated for 0 + years
The world between globalized clan and doll's house, a playful portrait of a shy girl. Yael is often alone: her father works abroad, her mother …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 2

I Remember the Crows

Guests
Brazil 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Vinagre
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In the darkness of the night, the transsexual actor Julia Katharine reflects on her search for love and identity. A sleepless night. …
03.10. | Abaton GR

The Witch Hunters

Guests
Serbia, Macedonia 2018 | 86 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Rasko Miljkovic
rated for 0 + years
Jovan is 10 years old and suffers from a form of spasticity. He spends his afternoons daydreaming while undergoing physiotherapy. In his dreams, …
03.10. | Abaton GR

In the mighty jungle

Guests
France 2018 | 81 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Caroline Capelle, Ombline Ley
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY La Pépinière, an institution for handicapped young people in Northern France, has lots of space -- for music, art and sport. The young …
03.10. | Studio

The Blessed

Guests
France, Belgium, Qatar 2017 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sofia Djama
rated for 0 + years
Why didn't we leave? A family is suffering with their home country Algeria. A sensitive drama on the subject of escape, as seen from the other side …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Genesis

Guests
Canada 2018 | 130 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Philippe Lesage
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive coming-of-age film from Quebec about first love and the desire to break out of society's conformity of feelings. Three young people …
03.10. | Passage 1

Trautmann

Guests
Germany, United Kingdom 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
rated for 0 + years
David Kross is inspiring as legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann in this unique true story. At the end of World War II, the German soldier Bernd …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Summer

Guests
Russian Federation, France 2018 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kirill Serebrennikow
rated for 0 + years
Kirill Serebrennikov's new film is a light-footed, yet energetic trip through Leningrad's underground music scene, shortly before the advent of …
03.10. | Metropolis

M

Guests
France 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yolande Zauberman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Fearlessly, the film uncovers a web of child abuse in an ultra-orthodox community near Tel Aviv. M won the special jury prize at Locarno …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 2

The Blessed

Guests
France, Belgium, Qatar 2017 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sofia Djama
rated for 0 + years
Why didn't we leave? A family is suffering with their home country Algeria. A sensitive drama on the subject of escape, as seen from the other side …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Technically Single

Guests
Germany 2018 | 50 Min. | OV
Director: Sebastian Stojetz
rated for 0 + years
An innovative web series with laconic humour and an unusual format.  Just as 19-year old, brainy Juli registers to study Engineering at uni, her …
05.10. | Abaton GR

Supa Modo

Guests
Germany, Kenya 2018 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Likarion Wainaina
rated for 0 + years
9-year old Jo's most fervent wish is to be a superheroine. She lives in a village in Kenya with her mother Kathryn and her sister Mwix and because …
05.10. | Cinemaxx 8

Firecrackers

Guests
Canada 2018 | 93 Min. | OV
Director: Jasmin Mozaffari
rated for 0 + years
Out of the provinces, into the big city! A wild, impulsive drama about two girlfriends who make a break for freedom. Lou and Chantal are best …
05.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Mirai

Guests
Japan 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A four-year old escapes into a world of fantasy. Playful, visually impressive anime. Kun is a happy four-year old – up until the …
05.10. | Metropolis

The School on Magic Mountain

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Radek Wegrzyn
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A rare look inside the most expensive boarding school in the world, where pupils are educated to be world leaders.They are the offspring …
05.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Too Late to Die Young

Guests
Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dominga Sotomayor
rated for 0 + years
This subtle, atmospheric coming-of-age drama about a group of young people in a Chilean commune won the prize for best direction at Locarno.Chile in …
06.10. | Abaton GR

Rosie & Moussa

Guests
Belgium 2018 | 93 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Dorothée van den Berghe
rated for 0 + years
Her father's sudden disappearance and moving to a new neighbourhood have all been a bit much for Rosie -- if it wasn't for Moussa, the boy next door. …
06.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Genesis

Guests
Canada 2018 | 130 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Philippe Lesage
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive coming-of-age film from Quebec about first love and the desire to break out of society's conformity of feelings. Three young people …